Getting Real About Caring

What I Discovered about Authentic Caring as a Nurse Leader and One Step Forward

by Pat McClendon



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/18/2019

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 168
ISBN : 9781728303840
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 168
ISBN : 9781728303833

About the Book

As a nurse leader, I failed to lead caring for years. I knew I had sold my soul to the health care industry. This book is about my life and career as a nurse leader and how I reconnected with my purpose. It covers the contextual forces within health care. It ends with sage advice focusing on what keeps nurses in nursing. • Health care is no longer ‘all things medical’ • Patients are turning to nurses for authenticity in their vulnerability • Health care is a beast to work in and is driving nurses out of nursing • Nurses often feel alone and without purpose • Health care is not changing soon — Nurses need help now • None of us can juggle nursing demands alone — Together we can thrive

About the Author

Pat McClendon has been a nurse leader from a charge nurse to a CNO, from community hospitals to corporate health care. Pat’s mission is to help nurse leaders help nurses thrive in nursing. She attended the Universities of Oklahoma, San Diego and Colorado; completing a BA in anthropology, a BSN, MSN, and DNP. Pat founded Making Caring Real, an online nurse leader platform and is an Author, Speaker and Caritas Coach. Learn more about Making Caring Real @